looking at the nationally reported hospital acquired falls and compare the results to previous years. The National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) was established by ANA in efforts to measure nursing quality. The goal of the NDNQI is to develop national data on the relationships between nurse staffing and patient outcomes; however, there has been a link between nurse staffing and patient outcomes. The report generated from the NDNQI can be used to evaluate and improve the quality of nursing care and associated patient outcomes in hospitals to determine if the change was effective. If the number of falls is declining, the recommend change has proven to be effective.The best way to measure the effectiveness of the recommended change of evaluating whether nurses and auxiliary staff are being overworked and burnout is by tracking the amount of staff members leaving the unit for other means of employment. The nurse manager should have informal meetings with each employee to get their feedback. If there are not any changes, staff members will leave the unit calling an increase turnover rate, risking patient safety and increasing risks for falls. If employees are willing to stay once the changes have been implemented, then they will be happy and stay.
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